Squalus bassi Viana, de, Carvalho & Ebert, 2017

Long-snouted African spurdog
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Squaliformes (Bramble, sleeper and dogfish sharks) > Squalidae (Dogfish sharks)
Etymology: Squalus: Genus name from Latin 'squalus' meaning shark (Ref. 6885, 27436);  bassi: Named for Alan John Bass (Oceanographic Research Institute, Durban), for his valuable contributions to the taxonomy of elasmobranch fishes from southern Africa.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic, usually 159 - 591 m (Ref. 116246).   Tropical

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Southeastern Atlantic and western Indian Oceans: southwards along the Western Cape, South Africa and extending to Mozambique.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 96.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116246); 110.0 cm TL (female)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum size at maturity of this species is approximately 73.0 cm for females and 65.0 cm for males. Females have between 4-9 pups per litter (size at birth is around 21.0-30.0 cm, with the smallest free-swimming neonates measuring 23.0-23.5 cm TL. Reported to feed mainly on bony fishes, cephalopods and crustaceans (Ref. 116246).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Compagno, Leonard J.V. | Collaborators

Viana, S.T. d. F.L., M.R. de Carvalho and D.A. Ebert, 2017. Squalus bassi sp. nov., a new long-snouted spurdog (Chondrichthyes: Squaliformes: Squalidae) from the Agulhas Bank. J. Fish Biol. 91(4):1178-1207. (Ref. 116246)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00339 (0.00157 - 0.00733), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.4   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (68 of 100) .